Chris Hughton, the coach of the Black Stars, has emphasized his team’s commitment to achieving the desired results against the Central African Republic (CAR) in their bid to secure qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, set to be held in Ivory Coast next year.
Ghana is on the verge of securing a spot in the tournament, needing to avoid defeat at the Baba Yara Stadium in their final AFCON qualifier on Thursday.
However, concerns have been raised about the team’s performance under Hughton, particularly after their underwhelming displays in previous matches, including a goalless draw against Madagascar in June.
Chris Hughton, nevertheless, maintains his belief in the team’s capabilities to secure their place in the tournament, stating, “We will do everything we can to make it happen,” he said in an interview with Asaase Radio.
He also sees this as an opportunity for the team to gain valuable experience, saying, “We have to take it as a good opportunity to qualify for the World Cup to get a feel of the experience.”
The final round of matches for the AFCON qualifiers is scheduled for September, with nine qualification spots still up for grabs.
The tournament is slated to officially commence on January 13, 2024, at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, concluding on February 11th.